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Work: 1812 Festival overture in E flat major, Op.49

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ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Year1880
Work typeOrchestral
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rivard; Daniel Lozakovich
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